Foo Fighters meet their match in 'Little Fonzie', the 8-year-old drummer who refused to leave their stage
"Hey, Little Fonzie, can I have my concert back?" Grohl asked the Venezuelan kid who seemed a little too eager to show off his drumming skills as he refused to get off stage.
Foo Fighters have been touring in support of their 2017 Grammy-nominated album 'Concrete and Gold.' To call their tour so far eventful would be an understatement. Over the last year, the Foos have enjoyed a live Rickroll with Rick Astley, been privy to a guest appearance by John Travolta and even seen an actual marriage unfold at their concert. Only recently, we saw a random fan who frontman Dave Grohl dubbed 'Kiss Guy' take the stage during a concert in Chile and absolutely murder the lead guitar on the track 'Monkey Wrench'!
Of course, fan performances at Foo Fighters concerts is not a new thing. In fact, there's been a longstanding tradition where some fans at Foo Fighters concerts hold up signs that read 'I wanna jam with the Foos' or something to that effect. A lucky few actually get a shot at their limelight moment. The Foos, however, seem to have met their match last week in Nashville after inviting an eight-year-old Venezuelan boy dubbed 'Little Fonzie' (thanks to the kid's tiny leather jacket and 50s hairdo) on to the stage.
As CoS points out, inviting children onstage to flaunt their musical skills isn’t a new thing for the band, but never before has one of these children sought to hijack the show in the manner of 'Little Fonzie', who took to the drum kit with full vigor.
After playing a quick solo and getting a huge wave of approval from the crowd, 'Little Fonzie' decided an encore was due in store. Meanwhile, Dave Grohl and company marveled at Fonzie’s audacity, with Grohl joking, “He's still going... Hey Little Fonzie, can I have my concert back?”
Little Fonzie's reaction to the question was to coolly proceed into a tight break-down as if it's all in a day's work for the little eight-year-old. "Hey dad," Dave Grohl called out to the kid's father, trying to get things in order. “I don’t know what to do. What are you going to do? There’s nothing we can do! We have a couple more songs we want to do. All right! Here we go! He’s still going,” he said, half amazed.
When Little Fonzie's father made his way to the stage and finally got the little champ off Taylor Hawkins' drum kit, the Foos' drummer got in a sneaky line sideways. "We're not a daycare," he joked as the crowd roared with laughter. Little Fonzie wandered over to Grohl, apparently telling him that “you guys are very famous,” and a quick candid chat followed where only Grohl could be heard on the mic. But the conclusion of all of this was slightly cringe-worthy as Dave Grohl asked the crew to hand the little boy a cold Coke to get him off-stage! We're not sure if that kid really needs any more caffeine or sugar!
"Ok you guys, no more signs ok?" Grohl said to the audience after Little Fonzie exited stage left. "No more 'We wanna jam with the Foos' because you're never gonna get f*cking better than Little Fonzie. There's no f*cking way," Grohl added. But something tells us this is not the last time we're going to see a fan take the stage at a Foo Fighters gig.